Icelandair offers free whale spotting

20th Jun 2006

This summer, Icelandair offers the ‘ultimate stopover’ experience to passengers taking advantage of its transatlantic flights from Glasgow to the USA - an inspiring
whale spotting excursion in Iceland, free of charge.Icelandair already offers passengers on a same-day transfer in Iceland
the opportunity to relax in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa at no extra

Throughout July and August, for the first time, Icelandair will expand
the stopover experience and offer a unique ocean-going whale spotting
excursion off the coast of Iceland.

Within 60 minutes of landing in Iceland, transfer passengers will
be sailing in waters renowned for sightings of minke, humpback, killer and
fin whales, in addition to porpoises and white beaked dolphins. Icelandair
is working with Moby Dick Whale Watching, which has achieved a 98%
successful ‘spot’ rate over the past eleven years of operation.


After the excursion, passengers are taken back to the airport in plenty
of time for their ongoing flights to the USA.



“All our transatlantic flights operate via Iceland, and the Blue
Lagoon stopover is hugely popular with our passengers,” said Stephen
Brown, Icelandair UK & Ireland General Manager. “This exciting new
experience promises to become a favourite with our first time and regular
passengers alike.”

Icelandair flies from Glasgow to the USA from £316 return including
taxes. Gateways served are New York, Boston, Baltimore-Washington,
Minneapolis-St Paul, Orlando Sanford and San Francisco.


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